Trust seeks four new Board members
This summer the National Trust for Scotland will hold elections for candidates to stand for four vacancies on the Board of Trustees. All candidates must be able to demonstrate a passion for the cause of the Trust along with high level leadership experience. In addition, this year applicants with skills or experience in four particular areas are being sought:
· Professional Built Heritage Conservation
· Natural Heritage, Wildlife, and Environment
· Formal Education, Learning, and Research Activities
· Current Visitor Experience and Interpretation in Heritage or Other Visitor Attractions
The Board of Trustees of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) are currently looking to appoint a new Director.
Founded in 1997, the Trust is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for Scotland’s most spectacular woodlands and trees, and works on conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. We work in partnership with other organisations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust is now a strong, effective and trusted organisation seeking to maximise its impact and profile as it delivers its strategy over the next few years. Working with our highly motivated professional team we are seeking a Director who can build on this strong foundation and drive the Trust forward to the next chapter in its development.
Reporting to the Board, the new Director will play a crucial role in developing PKCT’s future priorities and direction. You will also be responsible for ensuring the effective running of the organisation on a daily basis, and leading the staff. You will be the voice of the Trust and take the lead on maintaining our strong relationships with our key funders, partners and stakeholders.
A dynamic leader with leadership experience gained at a senior level, you will be an innovative and creative thinker who can envision the future of the Trust and has the drive and ambition to lead it there. A confident public and media speaker, you will be able to inspire confidence and trust in our wide range of stakeholders.
You will be an imaginative and collaborative manager, inspiring and motivating your team in a manner that is positive and supportive of our vision and values. Working collaboratively with the staff team and Board of Trustees, you will have excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to build a strong network of relationships. You will have the ability both to provide direction and also to work as a committed team player delivering effective strategy and action plans.
This post is a full time 1 year fixed term contract with potential to extend.
Cycling UK is a UK wide cycling charity. We campaign across the four nations and locally for safe and attractive cycling conditions, as well as promoting cycling in all its forms for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through our local volunteer groups and nationally co-ordinated projects.
Collaborative campaigning by active travel groups including Cycling UK, through the Walk Cycle Vote campaign, has already led the Scottish Government to double its spending on active travel. To encourage and support people to get riding, Cycling UK also has a well- established development officer team who work across a range of different projects in local communities.
The Campaigns and Policy Manager is a new role intended to build on the engagement and influencing already undertaken in Scotland. The successful candidate will be expected to lead on Cycling UK’s campaigning and policy work in Scotland, reporting to Cycling UK’s Head of Campaigns and Advocacy. For campaigns this will require collaborative work with partner organisations and campaign groups/volunteers, liaising closely with other Cycling UK staff working in Scotland. For policy work this will require similar collaboration and liaison, plus engagement with Cycling UK’s Associate Director of Policy. For both policy and campaigns, the role will require landscape planning to scope and identify future opportunities and priorities for campaigning, lobbying, engagement and policy influencing.
The post requires excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to engage various audiences and understand policy issues. If you’ve got the political nous, people and campaigning skills, and the enthusiasm to champion cycling to get more people cycling then we want to hear from you.
Can you contribute to Changeworks’ vision of a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact? We are looking for two new Board members to join Changeworks’ Board of Directors at an exciting time in our growth.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain unique insight and experience of an active Board and to contribute to a dynamic organisation which sees climate change as the most significant threat to the environment and our way of life.
· Ensure the strong governance of the organisation
· Maintain clear strategic direction
· Keep oversight of the financial performance of the organisation
· Share responsibility for Board decisions
· Attend and contribute to quarterly Board meetings
· Engage with stakeholders and represent Changeworks
· Perform to the highest personal standards in line with the Board’s expectations and acting in the interests of Changeworks.
To increase the collective skills and experience of our Board, we are keen to hear from people who have knowledge and experience of: policy making, energy systems, volunteering and finance.
We welcome applications from all people and recognise greater diversity will strengthen our Board. We are particularly keen to receive applications from young adults and women.
The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) seeks to change the face of Central Scotland by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.
In anticipation of the retirement of our Chief Executive, Simon Rennie, we are now seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the development of the Central Scotland Green Network (the largest environmental project of its kind in Europe) and to lead and manage the Central Scotland Green Network Trust. Working closely with our senior team, you will set the strategic direction of CSGNT in order to bring about our ambitious plans of bringing real change to the environment, economy and people of Central Scotland.
Reporting to the CSGNT Board, you will work closely with CSGNT’s Chair and will play a key role in projecting the Trust’s ambitions and in managing key stakeholder relationships.
You will be an experienced leader with a passion for the environment, who motivates and inspires others. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to work across a number of agenda areas, show a strong development background in one or more relevant aspects of CSGNT’s work and have experience of collaborative partnership working. You will also be an excellent communicator with first class skills in raising organisational profile, be politically aware and ideally have an active network of relevant contacts of key decision makers, funders, media and partner organisations.
Overview of Rocket Science
Rocket Science is a highly regarded specialist consultancy with offices in Edinburgh, North East England and London. We focus on performance improvement of services for the public and work as independent advisers, researchers, evaluators, facilitators, trainers and mediators. We specialise in the fields of employability, health and social care, housing and homelessness, learning and skills, third sector development, and local economic development. Our services go beyond consultancy to include organisational and partnership development, as well as acting as evaluation partners and managing agents of a number of grant programmes. We have a particular commitment to helping disadvantaged individuals, families and communities enhance the quality of their lives. For more detail visit our website at www.rocketsciencelab.co.uk
We are now looking for a number of new Rocket Scientists to join our growing Edinburgh based team, based in our office in Edinburgh’s West End. Although based in Edinburgh staff work across the UK.
Summary of role
We are looking for an experienced consultant or someone with the equivalent skills to contribute to the work of the company across the UK, including contributing to high quality solutions that meet the needs of our clients and providing day to day management of projects. This role would provide the successful applicant with:
·Consultancy and research experience at a senior level
·Experience managing research and consultancy projects across a range of policy areas and project types from evaluations to organisational capability building tasks
·Experience managing staff, including their day-to-day management and ongoing professional development
·Exposure to how a small company operates
·An understanding of organisations and policy throughout the UK by managing and contributing to projects for organisations across the UK.
This role is suitable for someone with prior consultancy experience, or someone with relevant project and people management experience who is interested in working in the consultancy world.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are the leading provider of sustainable development education initiatives in schools, encouraging action and behaviour change by young people which will leave an enduring legacy for Scotland; it is part of our work to help make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our Projects Team to support the implementation, administration and delivery of our environmental campaigns, in particular our Cup Movement in Glasgow, Upstream Battle and Roadside Litter campaigns.
Our ideal candidate will have experience of developing positive working relationships and influencing people along with the ability to create and enhance working partnerships. Understanding and/or experience of administration processes and procedures is an essential element of this role as is experience of data management. They will also have experience of managing a complex workload and an understanding and/or experience of a range of communication activities including social media techniques and applications.
The Brock is a charity and social enterprise that provides constructive therapeutic work activities and facilitated social integration for people with chronic mental health conditions. We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. We offer stimulating opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, woodwork and a variety of crafts.
A society where every individual with a mental health condition feels included, supported and valued.
The Brock’s Five Pillars;
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic person who shares our vision and who has the necessary skills to help take the enterprise forward. You will be joining the Brock at an exciting time as we develop as a social enterprise and expand our areas of activity. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan which will provide other exciting opportunities in the near future.
Our service users need you to be kind-hearted, caring, helpful and have a sense of humour.
You will be a people person with excellent administrative skills, will be confident in facilitating weekly craft workshops, and will have the commercial acumen to develop new ideas, products and initiatives.
Under the direction of the operational manager, the successful applicant will take responsibility for the weekly craft workshops and for the day to day administration of the Brock’s operations, e.g. cash sales, invoicing, ordering, spreadsheet maintenance and bank account reconciliation. There is also significant opportunity for the post holder to work alongside the horticultural and woodworking facilitators to support the enterprise initiatives the project is delivering.
In return you will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of a young organisation; to use your imagination and creativity to influence the direction of the business and its impact on service users. Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important to us as having the right experience and skills. If you feel that this could be you, we look forward to hearing from you!
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.
The Big Bike Revival Scotland is a community based cycling programme, focused on supporting a range of local enterprises and agencies to engage with a wider audience though events, training, promotion and community activities. If you are enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual with a passion for cycling then we'd love to hear from you.
Cycling Scotland’s vision is a sustainable, inclusive and healthy Scotland where anyone, anywhere can enjoy all the benefits of cycling.
We deliver a diverse range of exciting projects to provide training and get more people of all ages and abilities cycling. We are looking for a Development Officer to join our team in Glasgow and help develop and deliver an improvement fund linked to Cycling Scotland’s behaviour change and Cycle Friendly Award and Development Grant programmes.
The post holder will administer and manage the promotion of a fund to promote active travel and work closely with the Housing Sector, Partner and Community organisations.